Price from $2,530

Torqeedo Travel 1003 and 503

(3HP and 1.5HP equivalent)

The Torqeedo Travel 1003 or 503 is the perfect alternative to small petrol outboards, just more convenient and cleaner. The Travel is fully waterproof (IP67 rated), comes with an integrated GPS information system providing information on speed, battery status and remaining range on a display in the tiller. It’s virtually maintenance free and doesn’t leak any petrol or oil so it’s easy to store on-board, in the car or at home.

It can be recharged from normal household power, from your boats or cars 12V battery or from the optional foldable solar charger, even while underway.

The Torqeedo Travel 503 is comparable to a 1.5HP petrol outboard and the Torqeedo Travel 1003 is comparable to a 3HP petrol outboard. Both models will power a tender or inflatable, but the Travel 1003 is powerful enough to power small yachts and other boats up to 1.5 tons.

Compared with the Torqeedo Travel 503, the Torqeedo Travel 1003 has higher overall power and offers over 60% more battery capacity, enabling a greater range.

Complete light-weight system including:

  • motor with integrated controller
  • mounting bracket to suit any transom
  • tiller with integrated display
  • Magnetic kill switch
  • Lithium battery with USB connection
  • battery charger

Features:

  • capable of traveling at up to 9km/hr and covering up to 37km
  • integrated GPS and computer providing speed, battery status and remaining range
  • lightweight: 14 kg incl battery
  • stepless forward / reverse
  • manual tilting with grounding protection
  • waterproof to IP67
  • solar rechargeable – including when underway
  • can be dismantled into 3 pieces for easy transport & storage
  • no leakage or petrol smells
  • integrated battery with 530 Wh Li-Ion (high capacity battery of 916Wh available)
  • shaft length: short 62.5 cm / long 75 cm
Product Price
Travel 503 S $ 2,530
Travel 503  L $ 2,640
Travel 1003 S $ 3,080
Travel 1003 L $3,190
Travel 1003 CS (with high capacity battery) $3,520
Travel 1003 CL (with high capacity battery) $3,630
Spare battery Travel  (standard 530 Wh) $ 1.023
Spare battery Travel (high capacity 916 Wh) $1,430

Torqeedo Travel 1003 Example Range

TORQEEDO TRAVEL 1003 WITH INTEGRATED BATTERY (530 W/hr)

Speed knots / km/hr Range in nm / km Running time in hours
Slow 2 / 3.5 20 / 37 10.30
Half throttle 3 / 5.5 10 / 19 3.30
Full throttle 5 / 9 3 / 5 00.35


TORQEEDO TRAVEL 1003 WITH INTEGRATED BATTERY (916W/hr high capacity battery)

Speed knots / km/hr Range in nm / km Running time in hours
Slow 2 / 3.5 35 / 65 17.30
Half throttle 3 / 5.5 18/ 33 6.00
Full throttle 5 / 9 5 / 9 1.00

*Speed and range depends on type of boat, load and conditions. Data is indicative only and do not represent a legal guarantee.

When traveling through water a craft needs exponentially more power to go only a little faster. Doubling the speed requires eight(!) times the power. On the other hand, going slightly slower will dramatically increase your range and running time. The integrated Torqeedo computer takes the guess-work out of electric boating and gives you realtime information on the remaining range and running time at any given speed. When coupled to the optional Torc-Traq app, this information can also be relayed to your smartphone or tablet.

Note: Speed and Range are indicative only. Actual results may vary depending on hull design/configuration and on-water conditions.


WHICH TRAVEL FOR WHICH BOAT

Both models are suitable for inflatables and other small boats. The Travel 1003 easily propels up to 1.5 tonnes and is the preferred model for larger dinghies and small sailboats. Both models provide similar performance on the same boat at the same speed. However, the Travel 1003 has a higher maximum power and offers over 60% more battery capacity, providing longer range. It is by far the most popular model in Australia.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHARGE THE BATTERY

You can charge the battery from mains power with the battery charger supplied in the box. This takes about 5 hours for a 503 battery and 7 hours for a 1003 battery.

If you have an inverter fitted on your yacht or powerboat you can plug the charger in onboard. If you don’t have an inverter you can re-charge the battery straight from any 12V onboard battery by means of an optional 12V charge cable. This will take a little longer due to the lower charge voltage.

The optional Torqeedo solar charger is also an option to extend your range or charge the battery when you are in a remote area, away from any other power source.

If you require extra long range you can opt for the high-capacity battery (916W/hr) or purchase a spare battery

HOW DOES SOLAR CHARGING WORK?

Unfold or unroll the solar charger, apply its waterproof connector to the Travel and get started. You can use it while being out on the water and while operating the motor or you can use it on land. Two different solar chargers are available for the Travel, depending on the model year.

WHAT IS THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF LITHIUM BATTERIES?

The life expectancy of lithium batteries in recreational use is, more or less, independent of charging cycles. There is no memory effect either, i.e. you can fully charge them after each trip irrespective of the charge status shown in the display. Generally speaking, a capacity loss of approx. 4 % per year is to be expected. Capacity loss will, however, accelerate if the battery is permanently exposed to heat. Also storing the battery always fully charged will accelerate ageing. There are no concerns about using the battery in high temperatures, we recommend that you take the battery out of the sun and store it in a cool place after use. To maintain your battery, it must be returned to a Torqeedo Service Centre for service 8 years after the date of manufacture.

 

 Specifications Travel 503 Travel 1003
Input power in watts 500 1000
Propulsive power in watts 220 480
Comparable petrol outboards (propulsive power) 1.5 HP 3 HP
Comparable petrol outboards (thrust) 2 HP 4 HP
Maximum overall efficiency in % 44 48
Static thrust in lbs* 40 68
Integrated battery 320 Wh Lithium 530 Wh Lithium
Nominal voltage 29.6 29.6
Total weight in kg 12.9 (S) 13.5 (L) 13.4 (S) / 14.0 (L)
Motor weight without battery in kg 8.9 (S) / 9.5 (L) 8.9 (S) / 9.5 (L)
Weight of integrated battery 4.0 4.5
Shaft length in cm 62.5 (S) / 75 (L) 62.5 (S) / 75 (L)
Standard propeller
v = speed in km/h at p = power in watts
v9/p790 v9/p790
Alternative propeller options v8/p350 v8/p350
Maximum propeller speed in rpm 700 1200
Control Tiller Tiller
Steering Tiller, 360° lockable Tiller, 360° lockable
Tilting device Manual with grounding protection Manual with grounding protection
Tilt angle 70° 70°
Trim device Manual, 4-step Manual, 4-step
Integrated on-board computer Yes Yes
Stepless forward/reverse drive Yes Yes

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